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Invasive Terrestrial Plant Initiative
you enjoy being in the outdoors and having access to nature,
then Yarmouth is the place to be. There are many recreational
and sports facilities available in Yarmouth. Whether it
be public parks, pathways, tennis courts, ball fields, basketball
courts, beaches, boat launches or even outdoor ice skating
during the winter months, Yarmouth's town facilities offer
something for everyone.
overlook of lower Royal River falls at East Main Street
and Route 88. A great spot for lunch.
From Main Street, take Route 88 eastbound over the Royal
River bridge. Parking is on your left immediately after
the bridge (on the east side of the river). A small
path leads away from the parking area to a large rock
on the river bank, a great place to get down to the
water. Use caution at flood stage.
Corner of West Elm and Main Streets
on Main Street in front of Yarmouth Town Hall.
of Carol Sing & Tree Lighting (December)
Festival Food Circle (July)
Pratt's Brook Park
Located on the Northwest side of town,
Pratt's Brook Park offers over 220 acres of woods with
over 7 miles of trails for walking or cross country
skiing. The park is located between Granite Street and
North Road. Parking is available at the North Road entrance.
Directions: There are
three entrances to Pratt’s Brook Park:
North Road, about 1.2 miles from East
Main Street, on the right (or on the left, 0.1 mile
south of the intersection of East Elm and North Road).
This is a gated entrance with parking for about 30 cars.
Berryfield Road, a side road off of
Granite Street just over a mile from the 4-way intersection
with East Main Street (east of Transfer Station), with
for four cars at the end of the road on the right. Ledge
Road, about 1.2 miles from North Road or about
0.4 mile from Granite Street, the entrance is about
150 feet east of Mountfort Road on the south side of
the road, with parking on a wide soft shoulder for about
Thursday, April 30th, 2009 the Town of Yarmouth, Yarmouth
Fire Rescue, and Maine Forest Service collaborated on
a three acre prescribed fire on the former blueberry
fields in Pratt’s Brook Park. Since the management
plan for the park was first drafted in 2000, fire has
been called for as a management tool, but 4/30 marked
the first controlled burn the Town has undertaken. The
goals of this fire were to help maintain open habitat,
remove invasive species, and rejuvenate blueberry production.
Although only time and regeneration will tell, the burn
appears to have been a great success.
These fields were once regularly burned by Frank Knight,
their previous owner. May his vision for thoughtful
stewardship of productive, working landscapes regenerate
along with next season’s crop of blueberries.
This effort could not have taken place without the time
and efforts of John Leavitt, district ranger for the
ME Forest Service, Chief Fairbanks, of Yarmouth Fire
Rescue, and the extraordinary volunteers from Southern
Maine Community College, the Maine Army National Guard,
and the Georgetown, Gray, New Gloucester, and Yarmouth
Please take a moment to enjoy these
photographs taken during the burn!
in the center of town, the Royal River Park is considered
the "crown jewel" of the Town's park system.
The park provides a mile long walkway along the river
bank complete with waterfalls and scenic vistas It is
a perfect spot for a picnic, a great place to relieve
The main entrance to the park is across from the Yarmouth
Water District offices on East Elm Street, about 0.3
mile east of Andy’s Handy Store at the corner
of Main Street. There are additional entrances to the
park from Bridge Street, the Beth Condon Pathway near
the Rowe Elementary School and via the pedestrian bridge
accessed from Forest Falls Drive.
Village Green Park
main street village park which is maintained in cooperation
with the Village Improvement Society.
Spaces & Conservation Lands
Farm Estuary Preserve
acres of wooded shoreland on lower Bayview Street
Take Route 88 (Spring Street) to Bayview Street, turn
southeast (right if coming from the Royal River, left
if coming from the
Route One junction) and go 0.9 mile to a parking area
on the right, set back from the road with a small barn
and kiosk at the edge of the field.
Fels-Grove Farm Preserve
acres of open fields and woodlands on Gilman Road.
Take Route 88 (Lafayette St.) to Princes Point Road.
At the four-way stop, turn left onto Gilman Rd., going
towards Cousins Island. The fields of Fels-Groves Farm
open up within a quarter mile on both sides of Gilman
Road. The southern parcel, which has trails and parking,
is on the right.
to river off of Burbank Lane
of Yarmouth Community Garden. 75 acres of fields and
forest on East Main Street.
Take Main Street from North Road east past Estabrook’s
Garden Center, about 0.6 mile to the Community Garden,
on the left. Park by the kiosk at the Community Garden.
Click here for a
23 wooded acres between East Elm St. & Royal River.
Road Property -
Nearly 40 acres of fields with river frontage (former
"Pole Yard"). Enjoy the newly created chipped
trail (by Eagle Scout Lee Woodside) to the banks of
the Royal River.
Head north on Main Street (Route 115) from the corner
of Main and East Elm Street (by Andy’s Handy Store)
to the next right, Sligo
Road. Head 0.4 mile down Sligo Road, and just beyond
the railroad crossing is a parking area on the right.
There is currently parking for about 5 cars.
wooded acres along the Royal River at the end of Old
From the intersection of North Road and Ledge Road go
north a tenth of a mile to Concord Circle and turn left
through the subdivision half way around the circle to
Old Field Road. Cross the railroad tracks to a small
parking area at the end of the road. The trail extends
straight into the woods, approximately 1,500 feet to
Small wooded parcel with picnic area, trails and ocean
Point Beach -
Tidal beach area
15 acres of natural fields and woods on Cousins Island.
Beth Condon Memorial
pathway is a pedestrian and bicycle path that starts
at Portland Street and runs along US Route One, connecting
with the Royal River walkway and finishes at Forest
Falls Drive. The pathway provides safe and convenient
access to the many shops and businesses along US Route
Parking is available at many points along the Pathway:
in front of businesses along Route One north of Portland
Street, at Yarmouth
Marketplace, behind Town Hall near the Butterfly Garden,
at Rowe School, at Forest Falls Drive and at Hannaford